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Noon – Wednesday, June 22, 2016
To Hear Our Guest Speaker

Robert E. Scott
Senior Economist and Director of Trade and
Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute

Speaking on

Trade, Jobs and Wages

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a hot issue. Both Democratic candidates and the Republican candidate have rejected the TPP. Business leader and President Obama strongly support it, saying its enormous expansion of free trade will significantly boost wealth and jobs in the U.S. and the ten participating Pacific Rim nations (excluding China…for now). Critics say it will destroy more American jobs and depress middle class wages while enriching the wealthy.

The officers and Board of Governors of DC LERA invite you to join us for lunch on June 22 to hear Rob Scott, a foremost expert on the TPP, explain what it is and what are its implications for workers, American businesses and the U.S. economy.

Bring a guest!

No meetings in July & August!
Have a wonderful summer!

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The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter.  Click here to read more history. 

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DC LERA President Fred Stahl presents a plaque to Past President Steve Silvia for his excellent service to the organization.

Missed the May meeting?
Organizing for Greater 
Economic, Racial and Social Justice
with guest speaker Prof. Marilyn Sneiderman, Professor, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations/Director, Center for Innovation in Worker Organizations. Click here to learn more...

Missed the April meeting?
Women in the U.S. Labor Market
with speakers Sharon Block, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor and Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFO-CIO.
A new movement of working people is emerging in the U.S. labor market. It is more female and racially diverse than its predecessors. Women now make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, yet they still make only 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.  The question of the day is whether workers can obtain the political power and economic justice that past generations enjoyed.

Missed the March meeting?
The Fight for Rights for Public Sector Workers – A Reflection on the Current State of Events with guest speaker William (Bill) Lucy, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Emeritus Click here to learn more...

Missed the February meeting?
Unfinished Business:
Men Work Family with guest speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America   Click here to learn more...

Missed the January meeting?
Understanding Precarity and
its Implications for the 2016 Elections

with guest speaker
Prof. John Russo

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